Trident officers launch inquiry into suspected Dagenham shooting

One of the vehicles damaged in the incident yesterday

One of the vehicles damaged in the incident yesterday - Credit: Archant

Specialist Trident officers have launched an investigation into a suspected shooting yesterday afternoon.

Police began a search after the incident in Ford Road, Dagenham.

Police began a search after the incident in Ford Road, Dagenham. - Credit: Archant

It is believed there was a collision between two cars, followed by an unconfirmed number of gunshots, at just after 3.30pm yesterday in Ford Road, Dagenham.

The occupants are thought to have fled down a nearby alleyway.

Police officers combed the area for clues as an investigation was launched by the specialist unit dedicated to tackling gun crime.

Pictures from the scene show a black car with extensive damage and a deflated airbag.

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